Allen Krowe, a distinguished alumnus of the University of Maryland, established the Krowe Excellence in Teaching Awards at the Robert H. Smith School of Business in 1986 to recognize and promote excellence in teaching to reward innovation in the classroom. Since the establishment of this award, Krowe has shown a sustained and continuing interest in teaching and education at the University of Maryland. Krowe is a 1954 graduate of the University of Maryland.
Krowe has served as a member of the Board of Visitors and the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Robert H. Smith School of Business. He has also served as a director of the University of Maryland Foundation. Krowe received the University of Maryland’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1986 and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the university in 1994 in accounting and economics. His distinguished career at IBM spanned 1960-88, where he last served as an executive vice president. He then joined Texaco where he retired as CFO and vice chairman of the board in 1997.