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 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
@paulaswallace
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