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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Allow Expedited Decision Day at #SCAD #Atlanta to immediately launch your #creative career path! https://t.co/e28W2UgrfV
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VR goggles enable prospective students to experience #SCAD in a similar manner to these from @google! https://t.co/F0SY09JS6r
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#SCAD Cinema Circle in #Atlanta continues its Summer 2016 Robert Zebecks series with "Romancing the Stone." https://t.co/tGmTMEyQMk #film
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Paula Wallace
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As the recent loss of Bill Cunningham reverberates, @NewYorker pays tribute to his collaboration w/ Editta Sherman. https://t.co/tM1OZKRa5Q
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Powerhouses like @Marvel demonstrate the magic #comicbook covers possess in the hands of skilled sequential artists! https://t.co/lljrBECqKB
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Paula S. Wallace
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La Maison Basse was made for imagination, where #SCAD students notice nooks and crannies full of secrets and surprises. In one such corner is a troop of toy soldiers. This little metal collection stands in formation in homage to the children who played there centuries before, and ready to march through the minds of our students, telling stories with every miniature footstep. #SCADLacoste