GGC President Stanley C. Preczewski announced he will retire in May 2019, according to a press release from the University System of Georgia.
In a message to the campus community, Preczewski said he felt proud and privileged to work alongside GGC faculty, staff, and students who he credited as “selfless to our culture and are dedicated to student success in all of its forms.”
“Stas has devoted the last 13 years to GGC, and his love for the students has always been evident,” Dr. Diane White, Dean of School of Health Sciences, said.
“Under his leadership, GGC has evolved into a nationally recognized institution. Thank you, Stas, for your service and vision.”
During the four years Preczewski served as GGC’s president, GGC grew enrollment to 12,500, ranked No. 10 in the “Top Public School in the Regional Colleges South” category for 2019 and in the top 10 for three consecutive years as the most ethnically diverse Southern regional college by U.S. News & World Report.
GGC students also expressed their gratitude to the president.
“Thank you for your hard work and dedication at GGC,” Loren Hayes, a senior history major, said.
Senior and English major Briana Wright said, “I’m grateful for the progression of GGC thus far and hope that it continues to move forward.”
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is conducting a national search for GGC’s new president.