Sunday July 14th, 2024 9:39PM

Riverside Preparatory Academy announces new president

By Hamilton Keener Anchor / Reporter

Riverside Preparatory Academy’s Board of Trustees announced Tuesday that Dr. Robert Brittain “Britt” Daniel, J.D. has been appointed president, effective July 1, 2024.

Daniel will succeed President Stanley C. “Staś” Preczewski who announced his retirement Monday. 

“As a partner in the leadership of the Academy, I have relied heavily on Dr. Daniel for his extensive knowledge and deep understanding of the Academy,” Preczewski said. “His selection as president will mean a seamless transition for the Riverside community, and I can think of no one better equipped to lead the Academy forward.”

According to the school, Dr. Daniel has served the Riverside community for more than 25 years and has served as executive vice president for the past nine years.

“A graduate of The Citadel and parent of a Riverside graduate, Dr. Daniel understands Riverside’s rich military history and will continue to honor and respect our traditions while keeping the Academy moving forward,” Dr. Daniel Kaufman, Board of Trustees chairman said. “Leading through the pandemic and economic challenges, he has a deep and personal understanding of the school’s strengths and opportunities and will bring his wisdom, commitment, and passion to build on the successful legacy of past leaders.”

The Board of Trustees saw no need for an outside search to fill the role.

“I am honored to serve as president of Riverside Preparatory Academy,” Dr. Daniel said. “The Academy’s rich history, military tradition, and timeless mission have been inspiring young men to reach their full potential for more than 100 years. I know what it is to be a parent who wants to put his or her son in the best possible position to succeed. I have witnessed the transformative power of a Riverside education, not only with my own son, who is a recent graduate but also with countless notable alumni leading successful and distinguished careers and personal lives. I am fully committed to Riverside’s evolved military model that offers structure, self-discipline, and leadership in an atmosphere of mentorship, brotherhood, and academic achievement. Riverside is exactly what families are seeking and what society needs—today more than ever. I look forward to working closely with the entire Riverside community to inspire our next generation of confident, capable, and successful young men.”

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