Julie Muller has an extensive background in intercollegiate athletics having served as a coach on the Division III level and an administrator on both Division I and III campuses and as a Division III Commissioner. Throughout her career, Muller has worked with institutions of varying profiles, from small private colleges to mid-size and larger public universities and has established a broad working knowledge of the full spectrum of intercollegiate athletics.
In June 2016, Muller retired from her position as the Commissioner of the North Atlantic Conference after completing 11 years of service. Hired as the first full-time Commissioner for the NAC in May of 2005, Muller played an integral role in its growth and development, leading the conference through strategic planning processes and several membership transitions. She currently serves on the NCAA Gender Equity Task Force and recently completed terms on the Women Leaders in College Sport (formerly NACWAA) Board of Directors and the Minority Opportunities and Interest Committee. Muller served as a member of the Executive Committee of the DIII Commissioners Association and as President from 2013-2015. She was a member of the NCAA Division III Interpretations and Legislation Committee, Women Leaders Nominating Committee and the chair of the NCAA Woman of the Year Committee. She was recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference as the 2011 Female Administrator of the Year and by the DIII Commissioners Association with the 10 Year Service Appreciation Award in 2015. Muller was named the 2016 Women Leaders Administrator of the Year in the Association and Organization category.
Muller began her career in college athletics at her alma mater, Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham starting as an assistant field hockey coach in 1988 and advancing to the position of Associate Athletic Director/SWA and head coach for the Devils. In 2000 she left this position to take on the role of Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development at Stony Brook University. Muller has a B.S. in Recreation and Leisure Services, a Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Graduate Certificates in Coaching and Non-Profit Management. In addition to her position with the NAC, she currently serves as an adjunct faculty member for Stony Brook University in the School of Professional Development, Graduate Coaching Certificate and Higher Education programs and for Castleton University’s MS Program in Athletic Leadership.