On Monday March 28th Dr. Audra Pittman, Vice President with SCAD, Savannah College of Arts and Design spoke to our club.
The SCAD main campus is obviously in Savannah but also has campuses in Atlanta and Lacoste, France. The student count in Savannah is around 10,000 and the count in Atlanta is around 2800 although due to COVIT they only currently have 200 students on the Atlanta campus. SCAD is constantly approached by other major cities to open a campus.
SCAD offers over 100 degree programs. They include four year degree programs as well as Masters and other Graduate degrees. The school works closely with major employers such as Coca Cola, Google, Facebook and Blackrock to review their degree programs and to insure they are graduating students suitable for a career.
They also have created relationships with these employers to create opportunity for internships and permanent positions after graduation. SCAD has a 99% employment rate within one year of graduation. The school is relatively young having only being in existence for 40 years, but its impact is substantial. In 2017 the impact of the economy was $122.6Mil and 521 jobs. In 2019 the impact was $155.7Mil and 746 jobs. SCAD generated $6.5Mil in tax revenue last year.
In photo left to right: Jim Squire - Immediate Past District Governor, Dr. Charan Shikh - Club President Elect, Dr. Audra Pittman, & Nancy Schroeder - Immediate Past Club President.
Find more information about Dr. Pittman here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/audrapricepittman/
These photos and more can be found in their original resolution at: https://rotaryclubofsandysprings.zenfolio.com/p880468602