Paula Wallace co-founded the Savannah College of Art and Design, or SCAD, in 1978. Today, she serves as president of the university. Under Paula Wallace’s leadership, SCAD, which started with 71 students, now has over 11,000 students at SCAD locations in the United States, its international locations and through its eLearning program. A nonproft, accredited institution, SCAD grants both undergraduate and graduate degrees in many disciplines.
President Wallace has initiated many extraordinary programs for SCAD students, including Working Class Studio, a program that gives students the opportunity to develop and manufacture their own products to be sold in retail stores. Events President Wallace developed, such as the Savannah Film Festival and the annual SCAD Fashion Show, connect students with companies and leaders in their chosen fields, providing them with valuable opportunities and contacts.
Paula Wallace’s talents also extend to publishing. In addition to authoring children’s books, she has written books about interior design, including Perfect Porches and A House in the South.