Enrollment Management Team

Costas Solomou

Dr. Costas Solomou began his role as vice president for enrollment management at SUNY Geneseo in August 2019. He previously served as dean of undergraduate admissions at The George Washington (GW) University, dean of admissions at Queens University of Charlotte, NC, and Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions at the University of Rochester.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from St. John Fisher College and a doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Rochester. His doctoral research examined the first-year college experience and focused on the emotional and social health of college-bound students.

He serves on the Higher Education Advisory Council for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and is a member of the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling’s Government Relations Committee.

Born in Nicosia, Cyprus, Dr. Solomou immigrated to the US with his parents “in hopes of finding a better life,” when he was two years old. “As a first-generation Greek Cypriot American, my parents instilled strong values in my siblings and me. They prioritized education as the only path forward and made sure that we had the support and resources to ensure our academic success in high school and beyond.”

Margaret Foster

Margaret Foster is the Operations & Technology Director for Enrollment Management. She has been employed at SUNY Geneseo for 20 years, beginning her career in the office of admissions. Margaret received the Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence in Professional Service in 2018.

She is always looking to make the admissions operation run as efficiently and effectively as possible, so she leverages every capability from the CRM.

Margaret is a first-generation college student, having received her A.A.S. Degree in Information Technology. She has earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Technology Management in May, 2023.

She serves her community as a school board trustee, participating in sports booster clubs and several other committees.

Mike George

Michael R. George, M.S. has the distinction of being SUNY Geneseo’s first-ever director of graduate admissions, having been hired in 2014 to build a graduate admissions operation.

Mike George, as he is known to the college community, earned a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from Canisius College in Buffalo then enjoyed a stint as an account executive at Levy, King & White Advertising before returning to his alma mater to begin a career in college admissions. During his 20-plus years at Canisius, he earned a master's degree in educational administration while developing expertise in enrollment management, at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Mike, his wife Patty, and their three children are SUNY through and through. Patty is a lecturer in Buffalo State College’s Department of Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership. Their son, James, is a 2023 SUNY Geneseo graduate who majored in history while pursuing his adolescence education teaching certification. His sister, Claire, and her twin brother Jack, followed in his footsteps. Claire is majoring in early childhood/childhood education while Jack, history. Like their older brother, both plan to earn their adolescence education teaching certification.

On a personal note, Mike is a life-long blood donor. He began donating whole blood in his senior year of high school and then switched to donating platelets during his junior year of college. One blood donor can save up to three lives.  Whether you choose whole blood donation, platelet donation, or double red cell donation, you can be a hero.  He recently made his 180th donation of whole blood or platelets.

Susan Romano

Susan Romano was named as the director of financial aid at SUNY Geneseo in October 2016. She previously served as director of financial aid at Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) where she was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Professional Service.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and a master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from SUNY Brockport. She started her career in higher education as a work study student in the Office of Financial Aid while attending RIT.

She has been a member of the SUNY Financial Literacy and Default Management Task Forces. She has also been an active member of the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA), SUNY Financial Aid Professionals SUNYFAP) and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

Susan is dedicated to helping students and their families through the financial aid process.

Lindsey Graser

Lindsey Graser "returned home" to her alma mater in 2023 as the Enrollment Marketing Manager. She graduated from Geneseo in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in English Language Arts and Visual Arts. Prior to assuming her new role, Lindsey held marketing and communications leadership positions in both the public and private sectors in the greater Rochester area.

As the youngest of six children and third sibling to attend SUNY Geneseo, Lindsey is grateful for the SUNY educational system and the financial accessibility it affords students and families. 

Lindsey earned a Master of Arts Degree in Art Education from Nazareth College and is passionate about Geneseo’s community-building initiatives that foster connection and belonging.