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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#SCAD #Bee Melissa Hagerty forms a sustainable hive installation at Lacoste that promotes community. https://t.co/ZZinJsRXcX @inhabitat
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Paula S. Wallace
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While in New York City I joined a coterie of #SCAD for an alumni luncheon. Among the accomplished professionals in attendance was Andrew Taylor (M.Arch. 2014; B.F.A., architecture, 2013), who works in the esteemed aviation department of leading architecture and design firm Corgan. Andrew brought his very own copy of The Bee and the Acorn for me to sign, and we chatted about his upcoming trip to SCAD #Lacoste! #onceabeealwaysabee #beeandacorn #corganconnect @ataylo35 🐝🐝🐝
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Paula Wallace
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The mysteries of Legoland inspire #creative thought in themed entertainment design, a unique degree program @ #SCAD. https://t.co/q1HL495I4l
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Paula Wallace
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.@inc explores how focused intent combined with commitment and feedback contributes to reaching #goals! https://t.co/QxffBjtNKr #success
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Paula Wallace
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Discover how #SCAD's #eLearning motion media design program fosters industry connections within a leading education. https://t.co/m9PKp3mkz9
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Paula Wallace
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Meet #SCAD #painting student Marea Haslett at a reception for her M.F.A. exhibition, "Allostasis," in #Atlanta. https://t.co/xhBXQl4BxX