Longtime seminary president to retire: Carnegie Calian of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Carnegie Samuel Calian, among the longest-serving and most successful seminary presidents in the nation, will retire in January 2006 after 25 years at the helm of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

“I think the institution needs a change, I need a change. My wife wants a change,” said Calian, 71, the son of Armenian immigrants who Americanized his first name from “Carnig” to “Carnegie” when he was a child. “I really feel that God has another chapter for me, but I don’t know what it is yet.”