|Alma Mater:||Missouri '95/'97|
Prema Khanna is in her 12th year as CU’s director of marketing, as she was promoted to the position July 7, 2004, and in her second as an assistant athletic director, earning that promotion in the summer of 2013.
She is in her 14th year overall the department, having worked two years as promotions manager for the Buffaloes after joining the staff in August 2002. She is responsible for coordinating marketing efforts for football, basketball and volleyball ticket sales, as well as promotions both on and-off the fields and courts, including game day atmosphere.
Khanna, 44, came to Colorado from Texas Tech, where she worked two years as the director of marketing and promotions. She got her start at Missouri, her alma mater, as a graduate assistant in 1995, and was hired full-time the following year as marketing and promotions coordinator. In 1997, she was promoted to assistant director of marketing and held that position for the next three years before moving on to Texas Tech in 2000.
She graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1995, and earned her master’s degree in sports administration from MU in 1997.
Born July 29, 1971 in Haldwani, India, her family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, when she was a toddler, and then to Toronto, Ontario in second grade. She lived in Canada until she was 13, when her family established residency in Columbia, Mo. She graduated from Rock Bridge High School, where she lettered in tennis.