Riverside Military Academy is pleased to announce the hiring of retired U.S. Army Colonel Stanley C. “Stas” Preczewski, Ph.D., as the academy’s new president.
COL Preczewski is an immensely qualified and proven leader in both the military and the field of education with unparalleled credentials. COL Preczewski is currently the president of Georgia Gwinnett College and has served in that role since 2014. During his 26 years of meritorious service in the United States Army, COL Preczewski served in various command and staff positions at all levels and retired as a Colonel in 2006. His awards and decorations include two Legion of Merit awards, four Meritorious Service Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, along with Airborne and Air Assault qualifications among other honors. COL Preczewski and his wife Jean have three children, all of whom have served or are serving in the U.S. Army.
COL Preczewski’s received his B.S. in engineering from Cornell University, an M.S. from the University of Massachusetts, an M.A. from the United States Naval War College, and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Additionally, COL Preczewski is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and was a Fellow with the American Council on Education at Wake Forest University.
COL Preczewski has served in various executive capacities in the field of education, all with increasing roles of duty and responsibility. At the United States Military Academy, he served as the director of the Engineering and Psychology programs, the Associate Dean for Plans and Resources and the Vice Dean for Resources. Upon his retirement from the United States Army he served as the founding Vice President, and later as the President (still serving), of Georgia Gwinnett College where he led an impressive campus expansion to facilitate the growth of enrollment from 0-13,000 students in a little over 10 years.
COL Preczewski will officially assume the role of president at Riverside Military Academy this spring.