University and Technology Company Partnerships (Kansas State University)

Tom Nash filed this request with the Kansas State University of Kansas.


From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Kansas Open Records Act (K.S.A. 45-215), I hereby request the following records:

- Partnership agreements or memorandums of understanding between the university and the following companies issued between 2005 and the time this request is processed.

- Any subsequent reports issued related to those agreements or partnerships between 2005 and the time this request is processed.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Apple Inc.
ARM Holdings
Exxon Mobil
Ford Motor Company
General Electric
The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Nvidia Corporation
Texas Instruments

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.


Tom Nash

From: Kansas State University

Dear Mr. Nash,

Attached you will find a response to your recent Open Records Request to Kansas State University.

Thank You,

Hanna L. Manning
Official University Records Custodian
Kansas State University
128 Dole Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-0124
Voice: (785)532-2535
Fax: (785)532-7355

From: Tom Nash

Hi Ms. Manning,

Thanks so much for your reply. I just want to clarify the nature of the contracts in position of KSU -- can you tell me what they're for? I'm not interested in vendor contracts (purchasing computers, for example) so much as collaboration between the university and these companies. So if you could give me just a little more detail on what you've found that would be appreciated.



From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Manning,

Can you confirm you received the last communication on this request?

Thanks so much,
Beryl, MuckRock

From: Open Records

Dear Beryl,

The original open record request made in January of 2015 was processed accordingly. The last communication that was received from one Tom Nash for MuckRock was received on January 20, 2015 and a subsequent response to his question was sent via email on January 27,2015.

If you are wishing to make a open record request I hope that the attached information will assist you in doing so.

Thank You,

Hanna L. Manning
University Open Records Custodian
Division of Communications and Marketing , Kansas State University
128 Dole Hall, 1525 Mid -Campus Dr.,Manhattan, KS 66506-0124 T:(785)532-2535 F:(785)532-7355