The Acting Registrar of Salem University, Chukwuemeka Idika was born on November 16, 1964 in Lagos. He hails from Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria. He is a holder of B.Sc. (Economics) and an MBA from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu. He also holds NCE (Economics), from the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu. Before his appointment as the Acting Registrar of the University, Chukwuemeka Idika had served as the Deputy Registrar (2019-2021), Principal Assistant Registrar (2015), Senior Assistant Registrar (2014) and Secretary to different statutory Committees in the University for several years.

Chukwuemeka Idika had worked in different organisations before he was employed by the Management of the University in 2014. Idika, who is a member of the Association of Nigeria Universities Professional Administrators (ANUPA), is married to Mrs Queen Chinwe Emeka-Idika, who is a Nurse, and the union is blessed with two Boys: Praise and Chris.