Prof. Paschalis Rugarabamu is a faculty on the MEPI African Coordinating Centre (ACC/ACHEST) and the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at The Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He has over 25 years of clinical dental service, university teaching, administration and research experience both in the public and private sectors. In the public sector, where he worked as an academic for 13 years, he headed the department of Preventive and Community Dentistry at the Dental School, University of Dar es Salaam for seven years. When, in 1995, Tanzania liberalized the education sector, he was among the pioneers who joined founder Prof. Hubert Kairuki to set up the first private medical school (HKMU) in the country in 1997. He has grown with the institution, from 1999, working in different administrative capacities as Personal Assistant to the Vice Chancellor, Program Manager for the University’s Rolling Strategic Plan and Acting Deputy VC for Administration to the current position. He was promoted to Associate Professor of Community Health at HKMU in 2008. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of HKMU and Board of Directors of the teaching hospital. Prof. Rugarabamu has publications in oral health, career choice, students’ attitudes towards professional course and now medical education. He has presented papers at local, national, regional, and international scientific conferences and workshops. Prof. Rugarabamu has a passion for logistics and computer applications especially in information management for health and education; he shares experiences with staff and students on computer uses and applications in health and education, as part of the communication skills course. Nationally, he was a member of Tanzania Commission of Universities [TCU] Admissions Committee (2007-2010), a regulatory body for universities and has participated in a number of committees and task forces in relation to higher education and health. He was President of Tanzania Dental Association for two terms and Member of the International Association for Dental Research. Regionally, he coordinated the 1st AMANET African Malaria Research Leaders Workshop, held in Arusha, October 2002, under NIH/AMANET contract. He has accumulated knowledge on the situation of Medical Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by participating in Sub-Saharan Medical Schools Study (SAMSS) as an Advisory Committee Member and site visitor to universities in Ethiopia (Jimma) and Sudan (Gezira). As a CC faculty he has participated in CC annual activities from 2011, namely DC Leadership Retreat Meetings, Symposia, and site visited the Universities of Addis Ababa (AAU) thrice and Ibadan (UOI) twice. He was the site visit team lead to UOI in April 2013. Socially, he has conducted numerous social and official functions as Master of Ceremonies since 1990, the activity he has now retired from. Prof. Rugarabamu is a graduate of Muhimbili School of Dentistry, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He received his Master of Dentistry (Public Health) in 1990 from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and has a Certificate in Holistic Therapeutic Counseling from HKMU. He is expected to be awarded an MBA from The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) at the end of November 2013.