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EITER, Marie T. Former Director of Executive Education at MIT Sloan Marie T. Eiter (Doudell), of East Thetford, Vermont and Venice, Florida, died January 11 at the age of 75 of complications from cancer. She is survived by her spouse, Susan M. Sanderson, and three children: Matt, of Wilder, Vermont, Kristin Elliott, of Vershire, Vermont, and Steff, of Astoria, Oregon. She is preceded in death by her first spouse, Richard. Marie was born in New York City on April 18, 1942. She attended Cathedral High School in New York. She received a BA in History from St. Francis University in Loretto, PA. Marie went on to study psychology, earning a master's from The New School in New York. She then completed her education at Teachers' College, Columbia University, earning a Ph.D. in organizational psychology. Marie taught psychology at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, from 1977-1980. In 1980 she accepted a position in organizational development at The Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. During her ten years at Chase, she rose to the title of Senior Vice President. In 1991 Marie moved to Hanover, New Hampshire, to take the position of Director of Executive Education at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. In 2001, she became Executive Director of Executive Education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. In 2004-2005, Marie received the MIT Excellence Award for her work on the BP Projects Academy initiative. She later became Senior Director of Executive Education, before retiring in 2008. Since then, Marie has provided consulting to business schools and has conducted research in the field of executive education. Her work has advanced the field of executive development. Always ready to innovate and mentor others, Marie made a major contribution to executive education in the United States and internationally. After having helped found UNICON, the consortium for university-based executive education, she served for many years on the board, and currently was an emeritus board member. She also served on the International Advisory Board of the National Institute for School Leadership, an executive development program for practicing school principals. In 2013, Marie received the Distinguished Alumni award from St. Francis University. Marie enjoyed reading, cooking, traveling, and gardening. She especially enjoyed visiting Monhegan, Maine and all parts of Tuscany. She loved spending time with her family. Although a city girl at heart, Marie loved the beauty, peacefulness, and people of Vermont. She traveled all over the world, but always came home to Thetford, which was truly her special place. Plans are in process for a memorial service to be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts at a later date. To be kept informed about the service, please email Those who wish to honor Marie's memory may contribute to Network Advocates for Catholic Social Justice:

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Published in Boston Globe from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2018.
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March 24, 2018
Daniel Dolan
March 24, 2018
Daniel Dolan
February 9, 2018
When I first became director of executive education at Sloan in 1995, Marie was at Tuck, and through our UNICON connection, she became one of my first mentors. Over the following 20 years, she continued to be source of support and wisdom, and we had the opportunity to work on several UNICON presentations and research projects together. May the memory of Marie be a source of blessing and inspiration for all of us who were privileged to know her.
Bob Halperin
January 27, 2018
It was my pleasure to work with Marie in UNICON for a number of years. Her energy, her sense of humor and her listening ear meant a great deal to me and to the world of executive education. She was one of the good people of the world.
Laurie Dowling
January 26, 2018
I served as Marie's supervisor at MIT for several years.
Marie was a wonderful colleague in all respects. She was forever kind and thoughtful, resourceful and creative.
We were sad when she departed MIT, and we join in sadness with those who knew her.
Warmest wishes to her family and friends,
Alan White
January 25, 2018
Marie was a very kind, spirited, talented and accomplished lady. Her presence will be missed. Her legacy will be lasting.
Charlotte Pollard
January 21, 2018
Susan Sanderson
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