William W. Crouse graduated from Lehigh with a B.S. in business administration, and earned an M.B.A. in marketing management from Pace University.
Crouse is managing director and a general partner of HealthCare Ventures. Prior to joining HealthCare Ventures, Crouse was worldwide president of Ortho Diagnostic Systems and a vice president of Johnson & Johnson International from 1987 to 1993. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, Crouse was division director of DuPont Pharmaceuticals, and served as president of Revlon Health Care Group’s companies in Latin America, Canada and Asia/Pacific. He also held various sales, marketing, and management positions at E.R. Squibb & Sons.
A Lehigh University trustee since 1994, Crouse serves on the academic affairs, cultural affairs, executive, public affairs, and development committees. He became a corporate trustee in 2005. Crouse is currently a member of the advisory board for the College of Business and Economics. In 1997, he established the William W. Crouse III Endowed Scholarship Fund. He also helped underwrite the cost of the Lehigh Room in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, and has supported Grace Hall renovations and the faculty of the College of Business and Economics. He is a member of the Tower Society and the Asa Packer Society.
Crouse serves as a trustee and executive committee member of the New York Blood Center and served as chairman of the New Jersey Blood Services Blood Drive. He is a former board member of the Liberty Science Center. Crouse is a former member of the board of the United Way of Somerset County. He also served on the board of Pace University and the Lubin Graduate School of Business Alumni Association. He was active in the Health Industry Manufacturers Association and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association.
Crouse divides his time between his homes in New York and Florida.