Anita Farah Nassar has been affiliated with the Lebanese American University (LAU) since 1965, and throughout those 37 years, she has served LAU diligently. After graduating from the Beirut College for Women (currently LAU) in 1969 with a Bachelor degree, she worked at the nursery school then later joined the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) as Program Coordinator and was later promoted to Program Officer. She also received her Masters degree from this same institution after it became a full-fledged university. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of IWSAW. Given that this issue of Al-Raida investigates the role of higher education in empowering Arab women, here is what Nassar had to say about her university years.