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 Wallace
@paulaswallace
Hope remains after discovering Michelangelo's David has debilitated ankles: https://t.co/q21OEWCFrM. @VERANDAmag #art #preservation
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Paula S. Wallace
@paulaswallace
The third-floor reveals of #SCAD #Atlanta's 1600 Peachtree continue! As I explored the progress yesterday, I took a moment to swing my way through the stimulating spaces. Beyond excited for what this year holds for our students in Atlanta, #Savannah, #HongKong, #Lacoste, and #online!
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
Catch the minds behind @SCADFILM on this @CinemATL #Atlanta #Film Chat episode: https://t.co/rKSIBLuItg. #Georgia #filmmaking
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
Easily make strides in achieving amibitions by heeding one word: https://t.co/EoRNKquJbD. @Inc #career #goals
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
See how @SCADFASH at #SCAD #Atlanta serves as a nexus for students who desire immersion in #fashion #design. https://t.co/eAZ2iNe15a
Aug 23
Paula S. Wallace
@paulaswallace
Another exclusive preview of the third-floor renovations at #SCAD #Atlanta... One corner of the reimagined space is adorned in a twinkling assemblage of disco balls -- designed to put a creative glimmer in the eye of every artist! #commarts #newspaces #dazzling #decor