Sven Olson, BS in Liberal Arts, 2003

Sven Olson, of Chandler, Ariz., earned a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Excelsior University (then Excelsior College) in 2003.

He shares, “As a soldier, traveling often and most of the time overseas, Excelsior saved the day by allowing me to piece together and finish a bachelor’s degree while serving in uniform. Several overseas posts were at U.S. embassies around the world, and my dream became to join the U.S. Department of State after retiring from the Army. In 2020 that dream became reality, and I joined the State Department as a foreign affairs officer. Thank you, Excelsior, for being a major element of my success and making that dream come true!”