2018 Annual Conference Speaker – Stanley C. Preczewski


Dr. Stanley C. “Staś” Preczewski earned a B.S. in engineering at 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.

Dr. Preczewski served as the Vice Dean for Resources (CFO) at West Point. He successfully 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 a Colonel in May 2006, Dr. Preczewski began his civilian career as the charter Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs at Georgia Gwinnett College. He was named president in 2014 and under his leadership, GGC has grown to 12,000 students.

Dr. 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 of Education Council of Fellows. He also is a member of the boards of trustees for the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education and the 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 their leader 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.


Contact Dr. Preczewski: president@ggc.edu