She is the second female Vice-Chancellor of the University after Prof Grace Alele-Williams in 1985.
Prof Salami was Director-General/Chief Executive of the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Ondo, Ondo State.
Prof. Salami, (Nee Emovon,) Ph.D. is a Professor of Home Economics/Nutritional Education.
She was born in Jos, Plateau State on the 8th of August, 1956. Her early schooling started in Jos but was truncated by the Nigerian Civil War. Her primary and secondary education were then completed in Edo State. She obtained her West African School Certificate (O’ levels) from Baptist High School, Benin City.
In 1975 she travelled to the United States of America to University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point Campus and had her summer schooling in the University of Minnesota, St. Paul. She later transferred to North Dakota State University, Fargo after she got married in 1977.
There she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in 1979 in Home Economics and Master’s degree in Nutrition in 1982.