Angela Russell Cruseturner serves as the Senior Assistant Dean for Baylor Law School. In this role, she coordinates Baylor Law’s academic support, admissions, alumni relations, career development, information technology, and marketing efforts.
Dean Cruseturner’s longstanding commitment to and passion for working on behalf of Baylor Law students, whom she characterizes as “the most dedicated and hardest-working law students in the country,” fuels her commitment to their success. After more than a decade of leadership in Career Development, and four years prior as Director of Admissions and Student Recruitment, she relishes the opportunity to counsel law students on a variety of educational and career-related matters.
After receiving a B.A. in history from Baylor University, Dean Cruseturner attended Baylor Law and received her J.D. in 2002. She joined Pakis, Giotes, Page and Burleson, P.C. in Waco after graduation and then served as a staff attorney for Judge Bill Vance at the Tenth Court of Appeals.
Dean Cruseturner is committed to serving the legal profession and the greater Waco community. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. She also serves on the executive committees of the Judge Abner V. McCall American Inn of Court and the McLennan County Dispute Resolution Center and serves on the board of directors of the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association. The Law School honored her in 2020 as the Young Baylor Lawyer of the Year, and she is a past recipient of the McLennan County Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.
She has two sons. Caleb, an infant when she entered law school, is now a graduate of Baylor University and pursuing a teaching career. Cade, who came into this world in between law school quarters, now serves as a United States Marine.