Ed Rugg’s career in higher education as a faculty member and university administrator spans 44 years, 30 of which were at Kennesaw State University. During his 16-year tenure as Vice President for Academic Affairs, KSU evolved into a large, comprehensive, and innovative metropolitan university in the Atlanta suburbs. For 20 years, he served on or chaired over two dozen SACSCOC visiting committees and was periodically a special reader for the Commission's C&R Committees. Ed retired in 2010 from his full-time role at KSU, but has been engaged by the University System of Georgia's System Office since 2012 as an accreditation consultant to assist system and institutional personnel successfully navigate SACSCOC requirements for institutional mergers and consolidations. To date, seven institutional consolidations have been approved by SACSCOC with no recommendations and two more are presently underway. As an Accreditation Consultant and Reports Editor, Dr. Rugg is in high demand. In that capacity, he has assisted over 40 colleges and universities achieve their goals for compliance with ever-changing SACSCOC accreditation requirements. In 2017, the SCRIP team engaged Ed to serve as their accreditation consultant, and he has served as a principal writer and editor of the SCRIP report. Ed earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University with an emphasis in social and educational research and statistics.