Savannah College of Art and Design



The Pappas Consulting Group was engaged to provide strategic planning, facilitation and assessment assistance to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). SCAD is remarkable in the annals of American higher education. In just twenty seven years from the date of its founding, it has served as a major force in the development of a curriculum rich in the arts, design and technology while creatively and painstakingly preserving the historic district in Savannah, Georgia. The College’s success has transformed its founding as a single campus institution to a two campus institution and a site in Lacoste, France. Further campus development here in the United States and overseas along with its burgeoning enrollment growth pose unique opportunities for the College.

In order to be optimally prepared for its SACS accreditation site visit, the Savannah College of Art and Design engaged the Pappas Consulting Group to facilitate the institution’s first-ever formal strategic planning process in the fall of 2006. The emerging plan was presented at the June 2007 Board meeting in order to implement the articulated goals for the 2007-2008 academic year and set the course for the 2007-2008 operating budget. The SCAD Strategic Plan was released in September of 2007.