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 Wallace
@paulaswallace
Buzz around #Savannah this fall with the ease of #Bees! #SCAD #bike share promises fitness and fun around campus. https://t.co/3L3nUBZ7st
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
#Atlanta's SCADshow hosts a screening of the beloved "Forrest Gump," partially filmed in #Savannah #Georgia. https://t.co/Nmw2wF52U6 #film
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
Celebrate a new season of #learning and #teaching through poetic language. https://t.co/e1RsuSaCmf @PoetryFound #poetry #writing
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
Screen the luminous work of an upcoming generation's #filmmaking at #SCAD's summer quarter showcase. https://t.co/eGyuSbIrZg #film #cinema
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
A photographic tour of Brigitte Bardot's home offers a glimpse of #French glamour. https://t.co/TC8r1S0jTr @ArchDigest #film #architecture
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Paula S. Wallace
@paulaswallace
As these Southern summer days stretch before us, Gryphon is serving up exquisite iced beverages for #SCAD friends, family and guests to enjoy. A glass of our #Atlanta Peach Tea or #Savannah Blackberry Pomegranate Lemonade is sure to refresh! Intimate, elegant and gracious, Gryphon is located at Bull and Charlton, right across from Poetter Hall.