SUNY Geneseo has named Costas Solomou, dean of undergraduate admissions and orientation at The George Washington (GW) University, as the College’s new vice president for enrollment management. He will begin his new position on August 8.
In his role at GW, Solomou implemented new enrollment strategies that resulted in consecutive years of improved yield. Under his leadership, the university also saw improved academic quality of the first-year class and the optimization of financial aid resources.
Prior to joining GW, Solomou served as a dean of admissions at Queens University of Charlotte, NC, where he grew the undergraduate population by attracting out-of-state and transfer students. He also led undergraduate admissions activities at the University of Rochester, where he initiated a comprehensive data-driven recruitment and outreach strategy that expanded out-of-state and international recruitment and partnerships.
“Costas’ shared sense of our institutional values, combined with his strategic experience, make him an ideal addition to SUNY Geneseo,” said President Denise A. Battles. “I am confident that, under his leadership, the College will attract an even greater diversity of student talent, perspectives, and experiences to our campus community.”
As vice president, Solomou will oversee the management of the College’s enrollment efforts, undergraduate and graduate admissions, financial aid and international student and scholar services.
“My own experience as a first-generation, liberal arts student drew me to the vice president for enrollment management position at Geneseo,” said Solomou. “Growing up in Rochester, I've long admired the institution as one of critical thought and depth and breadth due to its liberal arts approach. Under President Battles’ leadership, I look forward to engaging and collaborating with the entire SUNY Geneseo community. I consider it an incredible opportunity.”
Solomou serves on the College Board Middle States Regional Council and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which empowers Latino families to successfully complete a higher education degree. He is also a member of the Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admissions Counseling Government Relations Committee.
Solomou received his bachelor’s degree from St. John Fisher College and his master’s and doctorate from the University of Rochester.