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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Paula Wallace
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The scope of 3-D advances as #artists help advance technological growth! https://t.co/pIyruFVliI @FastCoDesign
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Paula Wallace
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Fill your summer at #SCAD #HongKong with intellectual pursuits centered around #art and #design! https://t.co/NaGFEpEk93
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Paula S. Wallace
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Spent the week working alongside magnificent #SCAD staff to put the finishing touches on Café des Artistes in time to welcome students to #Lacoste for #summer studies. New treasures found in the Provencal markets and art by SCAD alumni -- paintings by Kent Knowles and fabric garlands by Trish Anderson -- invigorate the space for the enjoyment of all. Bienvenue, Bees! @tandersendesign @kentknowles
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Paula Wallace
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Changes in #television encompass a bustling industry of innovation in #writing, #streaming, and #acting! https://t.co/j4pRep7BrX
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Paula S. Wallace
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The home of Provence-based designers, collectors and gallerists, Xavier Nicod and Azura Allaway, is equal parts discovery and delight. True purveyors of place, they possess an unbridled ability to imbue interior spaces with emotion and abundance. Each room brims with objects from their travels, presenting playful contrasts of culture and meaning. #provencestyle #Goult #France
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Paula Wallace
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#SCAD is #1! The "Brobot Beat Down" #VirtualReality #game wins the @E3 College Game Competition! Way to go, #Bees! https://t.co/1Rt4MG7vkI