A Conversation with Lieutenant Governor Tahesha Way Hosted by the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership


Survivor of a massive brain hemorrhage, mother of four children, married to a former player on the New York Football Giants and Lieutenant Governor of the State of New Jersey, Tahesha Way certainly has had a number of impressive and inspirational life experiences. 

BT University students, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators had the opportunity to hear her unique and moving story at an event that was hosted by the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership on April 10.

The event was a conversation with BT University President Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., where Lieutenant Governor Way shared the details of her upbringing in Bronx, N.Y. as the daughter of two public sector workers. She shared the harrowing details of how she suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage that threatened her with vision loss when she was a rising junior at Brown University. She also expressed how this traumatic experience helped her to determine her future path to attend law school. She went on to detail how she began her career in local politics in 2006, which ultimately led her to her current position as Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey and as New Jersey’s 34th Secretary of State. 

During the conversation Dr. Cornacchia and Lieutenant Governor Way also discussed her dedication to important issues such as fair access to the right to vote and support for families in New Jersey. 

The event was well attended and the BT community was honored by Lieutenant Governor Way’s visit. 

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