Outstanding Contribution Award

In the five decades since his student days, Phil Crowley has contributed time, talent, and treasure to his alma mater.

Mr. Crowley has served as a university trustee for 25 years, complementing the board with his expertise as an attorney. He also previously served as president of the Stevens Alumni Association and on the board of the entrepreneurial Stevens Venture Center.

As an engaged alumnus, Mr. Crowley frequently attends university events. In recent years, he hosted a reception for alumni in Florida, participated in an alumni legal panel on campus, and gave the keynote speech during an annual luncheon for scholarship recipients.

Mr. Crowley established an endowed scholarship, and he also supports the scholarship of his fraternity, Sigma Nu. Every summer, he hosts a barbecue to bring together generations of Sigma Nu brothers. Mr. Crowley is a former chair of the Edwin A. Stevens Society for annual leadership-level giving. He and his wife, Dr. Diane Young, helped facilitate the collaboration between Stevens and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra that created the popular OnStage at Stevens program.

Professionally, Mr. Crowley worked for Manhattan law firms for several years before becoming assistant general counsel for Johnson & Johnson, advising the pharmaceutical giant for more than 30 years on corporate transactions, federal regulations, and other legal issues. He now operates his own firm that advises startups and emerging companies in the life sciences and other technology areas.

Mr. Crowley is admitted to the bar in New Jersey and New York. He has served as a director for the Association of Corporate Counsel at both the state and national levels. Currently, he teaches legal seminars at Stevens, Columbia (where he earned his law degree), the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Weill Cornell Medical College. Among his pro bono work, Mr. Crowley serves Hope Through Education, a non-profit focused on improving educational opportunities for disadvantaged children.

Mr. Crowley received the Harold R. Fee ’20 Alumni Achievement Award in 1982, and in 2001, he received the Stevens Alumni Award. In addition to his Stevens degree in physics, Mr. Crowley earned a graduate degree in applied physics from Harvard. He lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and he and his wife are the parents of four adult children: Philip C. Crowley, Jennifer Crowley, Shannon Mich, and Ryan Mich. Recreationally, Mr. Crowley enjoys playing piano, attending New Jersey Symphony Orchestra events, golf, and skiing, as well as spending time with family and especially his four-year-old granddaughter, Cassidy.