Paula Wallace is the president and founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design, a private, nonprofit, accredited university with a mission to prepare students for creative careers. Established in 1978, SCAD offers more than 100 academic degree programs and has locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Hong Kong; Lacoste, France; and online via SCAD eLearning. Under Wallace's leadership, SCAD has grown to more than 55,000 alumni and students and has gained international renown as the preeminent source of knowledge and professional preparation in every discipline offered at the university. Wallace is known for conceiving and creating SCAD signature events, including the SCAD Savannah Film Festival, SCAD deFINE ART, SCADstyle, SCAD aTVfest, and SCAD FASHWKND. Her publications include children’s books, interior design books, and two full-length nonfiction books, The Bee and the Acorn: A Memoir, and SCAD: The Architecture of a University.