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

Join the conversation by following @paulaswallace on Instagram and Twitter.

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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