President's office

A message from Paula Wallace

In 1978, Paula Wallace founded SCAD, a private, nonprofit, accredited, and degree-granting university with a mission to prepare talented students for professional careers. Since assuming the office of president in 2000, she has more than doubled enrollment, adding an online campus and expanding the university's brick and mortar locations to four campuses on three continents. Today, SCAD is home to 42,000 students and alumni and is listed among the 2015 Red Dot Design Rankings' top five universities in the Americas and Europe.

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"Paula Wallace has got to be so proud of what she has built … and the positive impact it has on young people's lives. At SCAD, they learn to create real personal success out of their dreams and aspirations."

Tim Crow | Home Depot

About Paula Wallace

Paula Wallace is the president and founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design, a private, nonprofit, accredited university for creative careers. Established in 1978, SCAD is the largest, most comprehensive art and design university in the United States, with locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; Lacoste, France; and Hong Kong; as well as an award-winning eLearning program.

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Awards and bibliography

President Wallace has won prestigious awards spanning education, design, and historic preservation, topics which frequently appear in her publications.

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Community and partnerships

Service is a tradition at SCAD, and two of the university's standing initiatives include the SCAD Buzz Bus and the Union Mission toy drive.

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In real time

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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
10h
Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
A host of #television programs, such as #SCAD favorite @TheWalkingDead feature panels at @Comic_Con this weekend. https://t.co/Hi4UIOoGFO
14h
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