Princeton University Press, 41 William Street, Princeton 08540. 609-258-4900.

Christie Henry, of the University of Chicago Press, is the new director of Princeton University Press. Henry will begin her new job September 1, succeeding Peter Dougherty, director since 2005.

Jill Dolan, Princeton University’s dean of the college and chair of the search committee, said she was “delighted by Christie Henry’s historic appointment as the first woman to direct PUP. Her superb editorial skills, combined with her savvy sense of the industry and her keen commitment to team-building and collaboration make her the perfect choice to lead the Press into its next era.

“Christie will build on Peter Dougherty’s legacy,” Dolan said. “I so look forward to seeing how Christie will shape the Press’ contribution to knowledge.”

A Dartmouth alumna, Henry joined the University of Chicago Press as an editorial assistant in 1993 and has risen through the ranks. In 2008 she was appointed to her current role as editorial director, in which she manages the acquisitions programs and staff for life science and science studies; economics, political science, and law; and reference, which includes the print and digital versions of the Chicago Manual of Style.

Thomas Edison State University, 101 West State Street, Trenton 08608. 888-442-8372. George A. Pruitt, president.

George A. Pruitt is retiring after 35 years as president of Thomas Edison State University, a tenure that saw the higher learning institution change its name from Thomas Edison State College in 2016.

Pruitt will serve until December 31, 2017. The school is forming a search committee for its next leader.

Advaxis Inc. (ADXS), 305 College Road East, Princeton 08540. 609-452-9813. Daniel J. O’Connor, CEO.

The immunotherapy company has hired Anthony A. Lombardo as chief business officer. Lombardo was previously president of E-Z-EM Inc., a company focused on oral imaging contrast agents. He was credited with bringing the company from a $10 million to a $450 million enterprise.

He also served as a partner in the Channel Group, a consulting company, and as president of ALI Imaging Systems. He was an executive at General Electric Medical Systems, Philips Medical Systems, Loral/Lockheed Martin, and Sony.

Princeton University, 1 Nassau Hall, Princeton 08544. 609-258-3000. Christopher Eisgruber, president.

Robert K. Durkee, the university’s vice president for public affairs since 1978, will step down from that role next fall while remaining vice president and secretary. The university is searching for a new vice president of communications and public affairs.

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