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HISTORY

The Savannah College of Art and Design was founded in 1978 by Richard G. Rowan, Paula S. Wallace, Paul E. Poetter and May L. Poetter to provide degree programs not previously available in southeast Georgia and to create a specialized professional art college to attract students from around the world. Classes began in September 1979 with 71 students and 11 faculty and staff members. Today, the university boasts more than 11,000 students and more than 1,800 professors and staff.