SCAD president and leadership

President Paula Wallace

Paula Wallace is the president and founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design, an accredited, nonprofit, degree-granting university established in 1978. Prior to serving as president, Wallace was a SCAD vice president, academic dean, and provost.

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"I've visited so many universities over the years and I have never seen a program that I think is so dedicated to putting their students first and giving them the best opportunity to succeed …"

Dave Walvoord | Digital FX supervisor at DreamWorks Animation

About the president

Paula Wallace leads the university and the creative community as an expert on design, higher education, and entrepreneurship.

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In the community

SCAD is privileged to uplift the community through art, culture, education, and historic preservation.

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In the media

Creative conversations begin with SCAD, where learners and leaders meet.

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Awards and bibliography

President Wallace is widely published and consulted as an expert on creativity. Her monumental achievements across architecture, design, education, and sustainability have been recognized by industry leaders.

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SCAD leadership

With a governing Board of Trustees and two advisory and fundraising entities, SCAD is steered by national and international influencers.

SCAD Board of Trustees group portrait

Board of Trustees

The SCAD Board of Trustees is the supreme authority of the university. This voluntary board elects the president, establishes policies, secures resources, and ensures compliance with standards for accreditation.

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Board of Visitors

The SCAD Board of Visitors is a voluntary board of leaders who serve as global advocates for the university, with a special focus on university growth.

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Atlanta Advisory Council

The voluntary SCAD Atlanta Advisory Council connects the university with a worldwide network of advocates, mobilizes community supporters, and generates resources.

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In real time

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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
Secondary school teachers can breakfast and tour #SCAD #HongKong's atmosphere of #art, #design, and #scholarship. https://t.co/6P7R2Q2pob
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
A new app aims to hook teens on #genre-based #reading via mobile devices. https://t.co/zYKvHDS7gE @FastCoDesign #digital #books
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
On @HuffingtonPost, I discuss how #athletics and the #arts coalesce to foster internal growth & outward achievement. https://t.co/isU8F6KPFq
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
#SCAD #photography department opens its doors in #Atlanta to showcase equipment & opportunities for potential #Bees https://t.co/OckUEQFnFO
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Paula S. Wallace
@paulaswallace
#SCAD alumnus, and alumni atelier recipient, Masud Olufani is an artistic commandant of history and community, and the experiential bonds that unite them. His vigorous address of collaboration and meaning-making in this way can be seen in his latest multimedia exhibition, "Imprint: Past as Prologue," now on display at the SCAD Museum of Art through Oct. 16. @scadmoa @olufani #onceabeealwaysabee
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Paula Wallace
@paulaswallace
Enhance your worldly views of #women's #writing by exploring these translated #books from @lithub. https://t.co/sx4lLHKE2d #literature