Phyllis I. Vroom, who retired last September as dean of the School of Social Work at Wayne State University, has been named deputy president of the university. Wayne State University President Alan Gilmour has undergone 43 treatments for prostate cancer and the treatments have side effects that, at times, make it difficult for him to perform his duties. So Dr. Vroom was brought in to serve as his assistant. She will begin her new post on October 15.
Dr. Vroom joined the Wayne State faculty in 1969 as an assistant professor of social work. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wayne State and a doctorate in postsecondary and continuing education from the University of Michigan.