Enrollment Management Team

Portrait of 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.”

Mary Sasso

Mary Sasso is the executive director of admissions and enrollment management since July 2023. She is responsible for all aspects of SUNY Geneseo undergraduate student recruitment and admissions programs, and represents the College to all constituents seeking information about the admission process. The executive director is also engaged in program development designed to broaden Geneseo’s reach, which includes programs focused on diversity and inclusion.

Prior to joining Geneseo, Sasso served as executive director for undergraduate admissions at Roberts Wesleyan College for nearly five years. She also worked as director of the International Center at the College of Southern Nevada and for many years as the international education director at SUNY Fredonia. Sasso holds an MS in student personnel administration from SUNY Buffalo and a BA in economics from SUNY Fredonia.

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.

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.