In honor of his leadership in securing the future of the football program and Oxy athletics, and his commitment to the College, the Occidental College Board of Governors is honored to name Vance Mueller ’86 P’16 our 2019 Alumnus of the Year.
One of the greatest football players to ever lace up cleats at Oxy, Vance played for six seasons with the Los Angeles Raiders and founded Mueller’s Elite Athletic Training Academy.
Last year, Vance led the Football Action Team, a group of alumni that spearheaded the charge to raise over $1 million dollars to save the football program and support Oxy Athletics. Vance met his wife Lissa (Palla) Mueller ’86 while at Oxy. They have three children, Aislynn, Timery and Shay ’16.