Dennis Marks

Dennis Marks, Clackamas Community College's director of college safety. He stands in front of the College Safety sign, giving a smile to the viewer.

Campus safety’s big problem: non-students on campus

By Erik Paul / May 29, 2024

By Erik Paul Design Editor Campus safety officers respond to calls on an “almost daily” basis regarding the presence of nonstudents on Clackamas Community College campus according to Dennis Marks, director of college safety. Whether sleeping in bushes, on benches or hiding out in bathrooms until after hours – it’s Campus Safety’s role to ensure…

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‘He pointed it directly at me’: Jim Eikrem’s alleged use of firearms on campus unnerved staff member

By Joseph Lohmolder / June 13, 2023

As staff and students at Clackamas Community College await a decision to determine if former theater director Jim Eikrem will return to his position at CCC, further concerns have since come out about Eikrem’s use of firearms while he ran the CCC theater department. Haley Hurita, a department assistant for the theater, described an instance…

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Sonoff signs off; Campus Safety gets new director

By Laura Canida / May 17, 2023

After a lengthy recruitment process, Clackamas Community College announced their new director of college safety position on March 21.  Dennis Marks was selected to fill the vacant position after the previous director of college safety, Tom Sonoff, retired. The Clackamas Print asked Dennis a few questions recently so that the CCC community could get to…

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