Tennessee Open Records Law - Request

Haley Parker filed this request with the Tennessee Technological University Purchasing Department of Cookeville, TN.


From: Haley Parker

Dear Sir / Madam,

I am writing to ask for your help with a request under the Tennessee Open Records Law, Tenn. Code sec 10-7 and 10-8.

Would it be possible for you to send me a copy of any records that would show some or all of the following information:

1. A list of ALL types of alternative asset investments, including private equity, venture capital, distressed debt, mezzanine, fund of funds, infrastructure, natural resources, real estate and private debt partnerships in which Tennessee Technological University is an investor; and
2. For each partnership, may I please have a copy of any alternative assets investment records that would show some or all of the following information:

a. Tennessee Technological University's total commitment to the partnership,
b. the total contributions made by Tennessee Technological University to the partnership to date,
c. the total distributions received by Tennessee Technological University from the partnership to date,
d. the estimated current value of Tennessee Technological University's holding in the partnership, and
e. any available estimates of the Net and Gross IRR earned by Tennessee Technological University to date on its investment in the partnership.

3. In addition to this could you please provide me with an up to date account of your current asset allocations in the above asset classes including any direct investments you may have.

Thank you very much for your attention to this request. I have attached an example of the type of information we are hoping to receive.

In the event that Tennessee Technological University has no such investments, a simple note to this effect will suffice. I understand that I may be charged for the cost of the copies requested, and agree to pay these charges.

Thank you again for your attention to this request.

Yours faithfully,


Good afternoon,

Attached is Tennessee Tech University's response to your records request dated February 3, 2020.

Thank you,

Gina Padgett

Communications Coordinator

Tennessee Tech University

Campus Box 5056

Cookeville, TN 38505

(931) 372-3304