Dr. Stanley C. “Stas’” Preczewski earned a B.S. in engineering from Cornell University in 1980 and concurrently received his Army officer commission. His other degrees include an M.S. in engineering from the University of Massachusetts, an M.A. in national security strategy and planning from the United States Naval War College, and a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Missouri.
Preczewski served on the faculty and staff of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He commanded two artillery units with the 2nd and 1st Infantry Divisions. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal and Airborne (paratrooper) and Air Assault wings.
Upon retirement as an Army Colonel in May 2006, Preczewski began his civilian career as the inaugural vice president for Academic and Student Affairs at Georgia Gwinnett College. He was named president in 2014 and under his leadership, GGC has grown to more than 12,000 students.
Preczewski serves on the boards of directors of the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce, Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful, Peach State Federal Credit Union and the American Council on Education Council of Fellows. He also is a member of the boards of trustees for the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education and Riverside Military Academy. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Lawrenceville and the Lawrenceville Lions Club. He routinely serves on University System of Georgia task forces and as a mentor in its leadership development program.
He is married to Jean Preczewski, a career legal assistant for a private law firm in Buford. They have three children, combat veterans, each of whom served or is serving as officers in the U.S. Army: Kristen, who holds an MBA; Michael, who serves as an Army medical planner for the Pacific Region, and David, an Army MEDEVAC helicopter pilot currently in command of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Center Medical Company at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. The Preczewski’s have one grandson, Evan, and one granddaughter, Claire.