Dr. Stanley “Stas” Preczewski has been appointed the new president of Georgia Gwinnett College, the University of Georgia Board of Regents said Tuesday.
Preczewski, a Buford resident, had been the school’s vice president for Academic and Student Affairs from 2005 to 2013, according to a press statement. He was responsible for overseeing GGC’s process for initial regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which was achieved in 2009, and also supervised the hiring of more than 500 faculty and academic staff.
“That the Board of Regents and the chancellor would grant me this privilege to continue serving Georgia Gwinnett College speaks volumes about the reputation GGC has developed through the selfless efforts of a dedicated staff and faculty and the outstanding students they serve,” Preczewski said in the statement.
“GGC itself is the result of a community’s commitment to an exceptional academic institution that is affordable, accessible and which reflects the wonderful diversity of Gwinnett County. I am excited about our future.”
Preczewski also served as interim president of Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, from July 2011 through June 2012.
Preczewski earned a Ph.D. specializing in higher and adult education from the University of Missouri in 1997. He has a master of arts degree specializing in strategic planning from the United States Naval War College earned in 1998 and a master of science degree specializing in industrial engineering and operations research from the University of Massachusetts earned in 1987. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in agricultural engineering and economics in 1980.