BLC President, 1927-1929
Olsen had been president of Bethany Ladies College, an institution owned and operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association. The all-girls school was on the brink of folding when the Norwegian Synod purchased it in 1927. President Olsen served as the first president of the newly formed co-educational college. Olsen was president for the academic years 1927-28 and 1928-29.