Professor Felix Kolawole SALAKO, the Sixth Substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) and a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria (FSSSN) attended the University of Nigeria and emerged as the best graduating student of his Department in 1983, with a B.Agric. (Soil Science), Second Class Upper Division. After his National Youth Service, he returned to Nsukka and graduated with an M.Sc. Degree (Soil Physics/Soil Conservation), in 1986. Professor Salako began his career in 1987 as a Consulting Soil Scientist at TCI Associates, Ibadan. He later proceeded to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan in 1989 to manage an IITA/United Nations University project titled, "Effects of Deforestation and Land use on Soil, Hydrology and Microclimate and Productivity in the Humid Tropics".Professor Salako joined the services of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), in 2000 as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Soil Science and Land Management (formerly Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Mechanization). Apart from teaching courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, he has supervised more than forty-five (45) undergraduate projects and more than twenty five (25) postgraduate projects, dissertations and theses. As a Senior Lecturer, he was Acting Head of Department of Soil Science and Land Management from February, 2001 to January, 2006 and was subsequently appointed the Head of the Department from January, 2006 to March, 2008. He became a Professor of Soil Physics In 2006 and he has to his credit, more than 89 publications in learned journals, book chapters, conference proceedings and technical reports. He was appointed as the Director, Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC), from March, 2008 to March, 2011 and afterwards became the Pioneer Director, Community-Based Farming Scheme (COBFAS), from March, 2011 to September, 2011. In September, 2011, Professor Salako was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development), an office he held until December, 2015 on a two-term basis. He is currently the Southwestern Nigeria Coordinator (2016-2021), African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI). He is also a member of several Professional Societies, including an Associate Editor, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, Iowa, USA.Professor Salako focused his research over the years on: (1) Rainfall Erosivity and Soil Conservation (2) Soil Water Flux and Evapotranspiration, and (3) Soil Water Management using Agronomic Practices and Improved Fallow Systems.