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Riverside Preparatory Academy President announces retirement

By Hamilton Keener Anchor / Reporter

Riverside Preparatory Academy President Stanley C. “Staś” Preczewski announced Monday his plans to retire effective June 30, 2024.

Riverside Academy officials said Preczewski has served as president of the school since 2019.

“Whether it’s news releases, national rankings, fundraising, or accomplishments of our graduates, Riverside has been on a remarkable upward transformation since the launch of our RMA 2025 five-year strategic plan in 2019.,” Preczewski said in a message to the Riverside community. “The credit goes to the faculty & staff, cadets, parents, alumni, donors, and community friends for their commitment and resilience. Acceptance of change and flexibility has led us through a global pandemic and economic factors that have driven inflation and recession, and it is how the Academy continues to innovate and improve. I have been privileged and proud to shoulder this work alongside the Riverside community, each, and every day.”

Preczewski was hired as Riverside's president in 2018.

Before serving Riverside, Preczewski worked as president of Georgia Gwinnett College. 

“Dr. Preczewski’s pursuit of excellence and commitment to keep students first have led Riverside Prep to new heights of success,” Board of Trustees Chairman, Dr. Daniel Kaufman, a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General said. “He has brought unparallelled strategic leadership to Riverside and led his team to extraordinary successes, even throughout the challenging times of disruption during the global pandemic and economic recession. We are forever grateful for his service and wish he and his wife Jean well in retirement.”

Under Preczewski’s leadership, Riverside achieved successes such as dual enrollment for college credit, guaranteed admissions agreements with six colleges (and two pending) and 100% of senior class receiving college acceptances and students attending top-tier universities with increased collegiate scholarship awards according to the school.

He will keep an office on Riverside’s campus and continue as a permanent ambassador of the school as directed by his replacement. 

The governing board honored Preczewski with “President Emeritus” status.

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