William Batt (Conrad William FSC) was born May 25, 1931 to Clarence and Florence Batt. Within his immediate family, he had two sisters and one brother. He graduated St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in 1949. He received a Masters Degree in the study of Chemistry from the Catholic University of America in 1954. In 1959, Brother Bill received his Doctorate Degree in the study of Chemistry from Georgetown University. He briefly began his teaching career at La Salle Academy in 1955. In an extensive career at Manhattan College, he not only served as a Chemistry professor in the School of Arts and Sciences, but was also the department chair. He then moved to the school's Office of Admissions, where he served as director. After his work in the admissions office, he received a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Manhattan College and continued to teach in the School of Business and became the head of that department as well. In 2002, he became the President of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, before returning to teach at Manhattan in 2005. He eventually retired to De La Salle Hall in New Jersey from 2010 until his death in 2014.
William Batt became a brother in 1950 and celebrated both his Silver Jubilee (1975) and his Golden Jubilee (2000). Brother Batt's Tour of Duty took him to Africa around the late 1980's, his correspondence continued with African institutions until 2001. As documented by his photographs, Brother Batt also spent some time in Asia.
William Batt died in New Jersey on April 28, 2014.