SCAD president and leadership

President Paula Wallace

Paula Wallace is the president and founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design, an accredited, nonprofit, degree-granting university established in 1978. Prior to serving as president, Wallace was a SCAD vice president, academic dean, and provost.

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"I've visited so many universities over the years and I have never seen a program that I think is so dedicated to putting their students first and giving them the best opportunity to succeed …"

Dave Walvoord | Digital FX supervisor at DreamWorks Animation

About the president

Paula Wallace leads the university and the creative community as an expert on design, higher education, and entrepreneurship.

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In the community

SCAD is privileged to uplift the community through art, culture, education, and historic preservation.

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In the media

Creative conversations begin with SCAD, where learners and leaders meet.

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Awards and bibliography

President Wallace is widely published and consulted as an expert on creativity. Her monumental achievements across architecture, design, education, and sustainability have been recognized by industry leaders.

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SCAD leadership

With a governing Board of Trustees and two advisory and fundraising entities, SCAD is steered by national and international influencers.

SCAD Board of Trustees group portrait

Board of Trustees

The SCAD Board of Trustees is the supreme authority of the university. This voluntary board elects the president, establishes policies, secures resources, and ensures compliance with standards for accreditation.

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Board of Visitors

The SCAD Board of Visitors is a voluntary board of leaders who serve as global advocates for the university, with a special focus on university growth.

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Atlanta Advisory Council

The voluntary SCAD Atlanta Advisory Council connects the university with a worldwide network of advocates, mobilizes community supporters, and generates resources.

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In real time

Join the conversation by following @paulaswallace on Instagram and Twitter.

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Paula S. Wallace
@paulaswallace
I can only think of one way to improve upon the unrivaled vistas of #Lacoste, and that is the sight of #SCAD students deep in creative thought. Whether along meandering passageways, in unexpected alcoves, or atop stalwart stone walls, our students use the entirety of the village as study space -- a multi-dimensional map for charting the course of new ideas and artistic invention.
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
A glimpse of this #Georgia home near #Atlanta reveals striking Southern #design and #architecture. https://t.co/KdBUqCO9TH @ArchDigest
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
A host of #television programs, such as #SCAD favorite @TheWalkingDead feature panels at @Comic_Con this weekend. https://t.co/Hi4UIOoGFO
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
See Richard Dreyfuss in Spielberg's #sciencefiction classic "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" at #SCAD. https://t.co/RlaKAbntwh #film
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
Allow this list of 10 works of #art to inform your #reading, each one referencing a #literature classic. https://t.co/Dva23PvkBw
Jul 21
Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
Enjoy a #SCAD Cinema Circle big-screen viewing of "Back to the Future" at SCADshow in #Atlanta. https://t.co/Gw2jmiliMi #film #timetravel