Paula Wallace is the president and founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), a private, nonprofit, accredited university for creative careers. Established in 1978, SCAD is the most comprehensive art and design university in the United States, offering more than 100 academic degree programs with locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Ga., Hong Kong, and Lacoste, France, as well as an award-winning eLearning program.
Among many awards and honors, she has been named Southeast Area Ernst & Young Principled Leadership Entrepreneur of the Year and was awarded the inaugural Elle Décor Vision Award. Wallace has been appointed a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the Conseiller Culturel and Consul Général of the French Embassy in the United States of America, and the Georgia Historical Society named her a 2015 Georgia Trustee. In 2016, Wallace received the American Institute of Architects’ Roger Milliken Honorary AIA Award, which recognizes an individual “who has held the design community to a higher standard and made the world a better place through the use of design.”