Huxley College of the Environment

Our Mission 

Huxley College of the Environment addresses today's environmental issues and prepares tomorrow's interdisciplinary problem solvers. We accomplish this mission by integrating outstanding educational programs, faculty-student collaboration, applied research, and professional and community service.

Student Success

Huxley College of the Environment offers numerous scholarship support opportunities for donors. These scholarships support students in the research, field work, and internships that are a large part of the Huxley experience. Huxley alumni work as researchers and lab technicians, community activists and volunteers, urban planners, environmental advocates, elected officials, writers, artists, and business leaders. These scholarships launch our students into bright futures. 

A partial list of funds at the WWU Foundation that provide support to Huxley College:

Bradley F. Smith Internship Program
Environmental Education Program
Environmental Sciences Department
Environmental Studies Department
Geography Program
Huxley College Annual Scholarship Fund
Huxley College AWMA Team
Huxley College Dean's Fund for Sustainability
Huxley College General Fund
Huxley College History Project
Huxley College L.E.A.D. program
Huxley College of the Environment Scholarship Endowment
Huxley College Resilience Institute
Huxley College Speaker Series
Huxley College Student Research
Huxley Internship Program
Institute for Environmental Toxicology
Institute for Watershed Studies
Rainforest Immersion & Conservation Action (RICA) Program
Rocky Spencer Memorial Endowment 
The Planet Magazine
The Spatial Institute (GIS, Map Collections etc.)
Tommy Gaines Research Stipend

Faculty Support

Students rely upon the dedication and excellence of our distinguished faculty. One example of the tremendous affection and support Huxley receives from our community is the Debnath Mookherjee Excellence in Teaching Award. Established by the former students and colleagues of Professor Mookherjee upon his retirement in 2014, this award is given to a faculty member who exemplifies the dedication that Professor Mookherjee demonstrated throughout his fifty years of teaching at Western. 

Community Outreach

Huxley College students maintain both academic rigor and active leadership in their communities. An example of this outreach is the Sustainable Business Certificate. Huxley offers a series of workshops on sustainability as a business practices to businesses, students, and professionals. The certificate program contains 24 courses on topics as diverse as triple bottom line accounting, stakeholder engagement, and managing a green team. 

Phaedra Booth

Associate Director of Development and Alumni Engagement Phaedra Booth is here to answer questions about how you can support Huxley College of the Environment at (360) 650-2377 or