Riverside Military Academy has announced the hiring of a new president.
Retired U.S. Army Colonel Stanley "Stas" Preczewski, Ph. D., will take the helm of the academy this spring, according to a press release from the academy. He currently serves as president of Georgia Gwinnett College and has done so since 2014.
Col. Preczewski retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army in 2006 and has been recognized with two Legion of Merit awards, four Meritorious Service Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, along with Airborne and Air Assault qualifications among other honors. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Cornell University, a Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Arts from the United States Naval War College, and a Doctorate of Philosophy 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.
In the education field, Preczewski has served in various executive capacities. 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.
Preczewski and his wife Jean have three children, all of whom have served or are serving in the U.S. Army.
Preczewski replaces Col. William Gallagher, who resigned from the post in May.