Defining Accomplishments

A true educator, Paula Wallace has dedicated nearly 40 years to serving and leading SCAD, expanding the university's mission on a global scale. Wallace has guided the university to unprecedented growth and achievement, from enrollment, degree programs, and professional network, to learning resources, physical holdings, financial stability and more. She has been the primary architect of SCAD's success, positioning the university for relevance and distinction for years to come.

Academic offerings have more than doubled from 2000 to 2016.

Student enrollment has more than doubled from 5,000 students in fall 2000 to more than 12,000 students in fall 2016.

SCAD facilities have more than doubled—from 45 buildings encompassing 1 million square feet in one city to over 100 buildings encompassing more than 3 million square feet in four locations on three continents.

The university’s endowment has grown from less than $1 million in 2000 to $83 million in 2016.

SCAD maintained its stellar institutional accreditation record with SACSCOC. The university’s ten-year reaffirmation of accreditation was earned with absolutely no recommendations for improvement in 2010, a rare feat in higher education.

Ninety-eight percent of Spring 2015 graduates were employed, pursuing further education or both within 10 months of graduation.

SCAD is the only art and design university with two museums, and has the nation's largest physical library holdings among art, design and music schools.