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 S. Wallace
@paulaswallace
#SCAD students are known for their inventiveness and entrepreneurialism, and the university is proud to present one such story in superb visual form. At the SCAD Museum of Art, "Aint-Bad: Vision to Reality" traces the arc of achievement of five SCAD bees who transformed their singular vision for a multiplatform photographic publisher to the impressive brand it is today. The Savannah-based "Aint-Bad" supports a worldwide community of progressive artists through its embrace of the belief that photography is at the core of how we connect. This exhibition is a beautiful presentation of that belief, expressed through a selection of photographic works by SCAD alumni who have been profiled by Aint-Bad, as well as publications produced by the culturally conscious collective over the last five years. Tomorrow, founding #artists and a visiting photographer converse with SCAD art history professor Lisa Jaye Young. @scadmoa #photography #writing
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
An impressive compendium of #books by Francophone #writers features an array of genres for #literary indulgence. https://t.co/Z5Nwja7k16
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
Saddened to learn about the passing of cartoonist Jack Davis, a kind Georgian whose personality, talent and illustrations made people smile.
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Paula Wallace
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A special in memoriam screening of the #film "Bill Cunningham New York" extols his #fashion #photography. https://t.co/u5S1QPUgRE @SCADFASH
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
I spoke with @LoisReitzes on @wabenews's City Lights about #SCAD's evolution and growth from #Savannah to the globe! https://t.co/5jE3eGVxYd
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace