Dr. Costas Solomou

Dr. Costas Solomou began his new 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 College Board Middle States Regional Council and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, which empowers Latino families to successfully complete a higher education degree. He is a member of the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling’s Government Relations Committee and sits on the Higher Education Advisory Council for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

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 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.”

Dr. Solomou has three wonderful daughters that keep him grounded and on his toes.